Wednesday, April 30, 2008
Tuesday, April 29, 2008
I understand the crowd that despises rain for it's drippy and wet,muddy and a down right nuisance when your brand new heels are now covered in a fresh coat of mud. BUT....I also understand the crowd who says that rain is soothing.
Oh yes, I understand that. So many nights I have laid in bed and just listened to the the drops hit my window. I could hear my sister's light breathing coming from her bedroom, my lamp off and the only lights I see are shadows of cars driving by our home.
I feel safe knowing I'm in my bedroom, my parents are just below me, I have a Savior that is just a prayer away. I'm telling you, nights like those I am reminded at how much I have.
Sometimes I get restless. I want to know when my prince charming will arrive. When will it be my turn to leave this safe nest my parents have worked so hard to give me.
But on those rainy nights when I have my eyes on the ceiling and the comforters around me, I think I may just be exactly where the Lord wants me for right now.
You may ask where this random post came from. Where is all this randomness going? I honestly don't know.
So, you may just put this post in my little random pile. But sometimes something comes into my heart and I decided to jot this thought down in my little corner on the net. Thank you all for reading!!!
Saturday, April 26, 2008
Thursday, April 24, 2008
Here is Maddie's finished product!! It's a rainbow shell. Isn't it purty??
This is another picture of my buddy Maddie! Working on her shell.
Carole painting her chocolate heart.Here are the finished products. The above picture is my finished product of Eyore from the adventures of Winnie the pooh. I had such a fun time and it was sprayed with pearly sparkles!!
This is Carole's candies!! Don't you want one? Isn't adorable? I love it I thought it was such a cute idea!!
We had a great day yesterday and today I am sure we will have plenty more to share later on!!
Tuesday, April 22, 2008
Here we are at the finish line. Ummm yes I think we look a tab bit tired!! What do you think??
Monday, April 21, 2008
Carole taking a picture of herself in the mirror.
Here I am in my dream kitchen pretending to get something off the top shelf.
Here we are leaving this very fun store!! I think we gave our great aunt and uncle who we were shopping with a work out. Although, our Aunt Barbara was having just as much fun!! Just a small tib bit no me and Carole are NOT twins.
Friday, April 18, 2008
Jodi won the grand prize!!! Congratulations Jodi!! And the runner up....
I'm sorry my picture is not cooperating and I am just about rushing this post because I need to be heading for the destination of my vacation spot, aka my Mimi's, very shortly. So I am just going to have to spill it since my picture can't...Anna Joy won runner up!!
Thank you all who participated and I truly hope you all will come back over to my little corner on the net real soon.
Congratulations girls!! I will be sending your packages off Monday (actually my dad will) I won't be here!! lol...Leave a comment with your home address I changed my settings. Only I will see it and I won't post your address!!
Thanks again everyone!! Pray for my family while we are traveling!!
Wednesday, April 16, 2008
Speaking of winning don't forget to continue entering the contest. You have 'til sometime Friday. I am loving all the comments I am getting for this contest. I am quite envious of those of you who have seen or knows someone who has seen Greater Vision live...Yes...that means you Morgan!!LOL Oh, and yes I was pretty distressed when I heard Jason was leaving! Sigh...and then Jonathan Wilburn is also leaving Gold City another sigh... Also this is the one year anniversary of the Virginia Tech shootings. Well, I need to get off my little nook on the web and start getting down to business. Just to update you on Carole (my sister's) Best of state news she will be on the radio this Friday morning and will be interviewed by a newspaper reporter at our house tonight!! She is also gracing newspapers around our way and the nationals start tomorrow!! Yup I'm proud!! Keep entering!!! Oh, one more thing, I want to encourage everyone to head over to a friend of mine new blog, Girls For God. You will truly be blessed if you stop by and read some of her posts!
Tuesday, April 15, 2008
I need to thank Morgan Denise for the very cool button she made me and for the ideas for my contest which she gave me from posting her own. Have a great time and thank you for coming by!!
Saturday, April 12, 2008
I was upstairs in our classroom (have I ever mentioned that we have a classroom?) Well anyhow, I was up there doing absolutely NOTHING on the computer. Sulking, yes I am afraid even being nineteen at the time I still sulked. Okay so I still do at twenty. This is beside the point. I was sulking because the day before I was supposed to go to a Gold City concert with my family. (Anyone who are not Southern gospel savvy, Gold City is a great gospel quartet) Well, our car was down, sound familiar?
We had to miss the concert. April 14th is Mackenzie's birthday. It was her 16th to be exact and Carole her bestest friend was supposed to be at her birthday party. But as I mentioned, our car was down. So yes, my parents had to deal with two very distraught girls. So, during the two days my dad couldn't go to work because he had no car, so even he had to deal with us... "What is Ginger doing?" Mom: "Well, she is pretending that those blocks on the floor are the quartet and the very loud male singing voices is indeed Gold City on her CD player!" So...yeah I was a tad depressed! Then there was Carole..."What is Carole doing ?" "Trying to fall back to sleep and not get up until tomorrow."
So anyhow, back in the classroom I decided I wanted to do something to take my mind off my very distressing weekend. I decided I wanted a blog. I had read someones and decided it may be fun. So being myself, I can't do anything without asking someones opinion. I've been like that my whole life. I went down the stairs and found my mom "Mom, I want to start a blog. Do you think it's okay?" She thought about it and said to my dad "Do you mind if Ginger starts a blog?" Dad:"What's a blob?" After we laughed and explained the proper pronunciation and the purpose of a blog, he agreed and I started my very first post.
Now, a whole year has passed and this Monday will mark the exact day. But I will be in school all day so I decided to write this post tonight.
I wanted to give a special tribute to all the bloggers on my bloggie list on my side bar. I have enjoyed getting to know each one of you (if I didn't know you before I started that is.) It's been a blast to learn all about your lives and to even be able to call some of you my bloggie friends:)
So, for this special post I am going to ask everyone to leave a comment on my blog. Regular visitors, new visitors, regular visitors who never comment, etc.
Also, in honor of my blogaversary I am going to hold my very first contest. I am very excited and have my goodies all set and even did a photo shoot of it all! However, the contest will not start until April 14th the actual anniversary of when I started.
Now, I would ask all of you to post my contest on your blogs telling everyone that there will be some exciting activity on Pieces Of My Heart starting sometime Monday. To give you a hint to hold you over until Monday, there will be some very good reading material and some good ole music, the kind I love!! *Smile*
Thank you all who come and read my blog. Those of you who comment and those of you who don't. Also those of you who have blogs and those of you who just like to read mine. (Which is a great honor) Love you guys!!
Wednesday, April 9, 2008
Well, I now am asking all of my bloggie friends, once again, to lift our family in prayer. The car that was given to us never actually made it into our drive way. It needed some work to be done but I'm afraid the mechanic just didn't think it was even worth working on.
So yes, we are still in the same boat, the car less boat! We are still using our Pastor's car but he will be needing it back soon. So once again, I would ask you to specifically pray that we will find a van that works and all the doors open and close.
It's very hard not having a car. You feel stuck, my dad needs a car to go to work also go to church, shop, all the necessities of life.
So thank you once again, I so appreciate it!!
Monday, April 7, 2008
Saturday, April 5, 2008
Guess what?? I did!! It was so much fun opening the box two seconds after it was placed in my hands, to find scrap booking products galore! Here I am opening a very cool can of embellishments. They are macaroni and cheese letters! I thought they were so cool! And an added bonus, one of my favorite dishes is mac and cheese!!
I love it!! After I am done with this post I think I may just rummage through this fun stuff again. My mom has already said she may have to borrow some of my scrapping stuff!! lol...
Thank you again, Morgan Denise!!
Friday, April 4, 2008
Dad: "Ahhh....Jumpin Jehoshaphat. I don't know what you can write in your blog. I'm afraid I am coming up empty!"
Aaron: "Funny?" Hmmm....(Sigh) ummm... (Rubbing his head) Clicking his tongue like a mother hen... Well....ummm...hmmmm.....
~Ya that was a whole lot of help!~
Mom: Silence (Thinking hard) Can't think of anything funny in my life right now!
~In her life? When was this blog dedicated to her? Self centered I say!~
Carole: How about that time when you were in fourth grade and you congratulated your teacher for expecting a baby. And then have her say"What?" "What are you talking about???" Only to have your best friend who told you the news in chapel, start giggling (like only a fourth a grader would do) and say...."Not Mrs.______ my MOM!"
~Oh, I am not finished with Carole's helpful hints. Just hold on to your seats.~
Carole: Oh, I'll read you a book to inspire you. "This is red. Can you say red?" "RED!! NOW LEAVE ME ALONE!!" "You know...I think you should write more about John Boy. He is a gifted writer! "In the show!!" I know, I know, but still he is so cute! "He's 60!" I meant then....sigh.... You know Carole, maybe you should go and watch the Walton's (In my Curt voice)
Carole goes over to a red covered strawberry bubble container. "NO...Carole that smells worse than Play Dough!! "Oh, come on Ging the bubbles may help inspire you for your blog..."
~How did she know?~
Me: *Gag* Please Carole, close that up!! *COUGH* *COUGH* Please *Gag*
Carole: Hmmmm...wow this does stink?? Isn't this fun??
Me: GAG it smells like those scented stickers!! Gross!!!
~Back to the Present~
This may be the last time I ask my family for any blogging advice....Yeah...I agree, there is no way I am doing that. I am sure you will read many more posts like this. I am so glad I can have wacko nights like this. Where I can play with words about my family and then read my post to them all and have them laugh with me!!
Tuesday, April 1, 2008
Carole has always dreamed of winning this, but never thought her dream would come true in 2008. My face is glowing with pride. This girl is talented and I know her personally!! Please don't all take advantage knowing me via blog, looking for her autograph!! *SMILE*